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Two American Coots fighting.

The Coot on top turned the other Coot upside down and pushed it under water and held it there.

As I watched the submerged Coot struggle, I thought that this was not going to end well.

Then, after about 30 seconds,  the Coot on the bottom popped to the surface and both birds swam slowly in separate directions.

2010 by Peter Schulz